Penn National Gaming, Inc.

  • Assistant Starter - Racing/Seasonal

    Location US-NM-Hobbs
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job ID
    Casino Property
    Zia Park Casino
    Position Type
    Racing Operations
  • Overview


    Don’t just work. Work Happy.


    A career in gaming? At Penn National Gaming we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.


    An individual could be successful if they possess the following.


    Your daily responsibilities include


    • Load and handle horses in the starting gate during the races.
    • Work in the mornings schooling unruly horses.
    • Teaching young horses the ways of the starting gate.
    • Assist the state veterinarian with injured horses and assist track maintenance by loading injured horses on the horse ambulance.
    • Assist EMT crew with injured riders.
    • May be called to the paddock to assist with unruly or injured horses.
    • Responsible for maintaining the gate.
    • Responsible for setting of the gate.

    Position is Seasonal from September through December


    To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set


    The job is extremely specialized and prior horse experience is required as well as being able to handle the heavy physical aspects of the position.



    Must be able to count and do general addition and subtraction.



    Must be able to anticipate how a horse may react in various situations.



    Must be eligible to hold a New Mexico Racing Commission license.



    This position demands the employee to be on their feet during their shifts.  They must be able to move quickly.  They will be required to work until the last race has run.



    Must be able to work as a team player.  Required to work in year round weather conditions. 

    Something to leave you with

    Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize. We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode. Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set. And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.


    Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about!




    Equal Opportunity Employer



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